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Added by ChickenboneJohn on April 30, 2011 at 2:54am — No Comments
Here is a photo, but if you're interested in more, and some details, go to my blog http://totalrojoguitars.blogspot.com for a look.…Continue
In the Part 2 lessons for 3 string CBG, I retune the GDg tuning to ADf# tuning.
This is Open D Tuning because it contains the 3 tone (1,3,5) from the Major D scale (1-D 2-E 3-F# 4-G 5-A 6-B 7-C# 8-D) needed to form a Major D chord.
From low to high the notes are stacked 5-A 1-D 3-F#
In the lessons, I explain a system of movable chords…Continue
It all started on Thursday night.
I'd corralled a couple of friends into coming to see Hillstomp, from Portland OR. Those boys flat out kill it! Henry playing the banjo, guitars and cigar box guitar, John playing the "drum" set (which is cobbled together from old radiator parts, plastic buckets, maybe a legit drum or two, and a shitload of duct tape).
Got to talking about 2 man bands, and the possibility of my two-man band opening for them. So, we'll see…Continue
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Added by kristy mitchell on April 22, 2011 at 12:10pm — No Comments
For details go to my blog…Continue
So I have built a number of cigar box resonators. Last Friday I had a chance to meet Husky Burnette and get his impressions of some of my builds. (Thanks Reverend Nix) What was cool for me is we sat around for a while with a number of my builds, he played them and we would talk. I think I had three resonators there one of them had a piezo in it. Husky had his amp in the car so I asked if he would try it out and let me know what he thought. Here is a clip when he first plugged in.…
Hey all you slide players out there. I recently got into geocaching (www.geocaching.com) and thought it would be cool to have a copper slide travel the world playing as many CBGs as possible. So i created one called Slide and Seek (TB40859) and placed it in one of my cache's. If you find it on it's travels please use it and take a photograph. I have posted a photo on m page.
Keep on rockin
A while back I contacted Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC to see how I could go about donating some of my/our instruments to military personnel who were recovering from their injuries in the hospital. Oddly enough, their response was:
"We sincerely thank you for your sentiment and dedication in deciding to
have a positive impact on those in the Armed Services. However, upon
review of your application, it has been determined that we cannot
My 12 year old daughter brought home an assignment this past friday, seems they are being tasked to build home made musical instruments. And her choice was an up-right tub bass of all things. So, to break in our newly acquired, used shop equipment, we are building a tub bass as our first instrument. We found an old bed frame with some good wood and wares for the build just a couple blocks in the hood. The neck has a natural warp that will fit onto a 5 gln bucket for the tub. My daughter was…Continue